Coronavirus cases soar in Mid Sussex – here’s the infection rate in each area

Mid Sussex currently has the highest rate of infection in West Sussex with 267.5 per 100,000 people as of the week December 11-17.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 3:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 3:34 pm

That shows an increase of 136 per cent from the previous week.

For context, the average area in England has an infection rate of 211 positive cases per 100,000 people.

No local authorities in West Sussex yet come close to Hastings’ infection rate of 878.5 cases per 100,000 people, but numbers are heading in the wrong direction.

Mid Sussex currently has the highest rate of infection in West Sussex
Mid Sussex currently has the highest rate of infection in West Sussex

The figures below, collated by the NHS, includes data for each neighbourhood of Mid Sussex for the seven-day period up to December 16.

Burgess Hill Central – 22 new cases at a rate of 236 per 100,000 people

Burgess Hill West – 13 new cases at a rate of 184 per 100,000 people

Burgess Hill East – 56 new cases at a rate of 619 per 100,000 people

Burgess Hill South – 7 new cases at a rate of 111 per 100,000 people

Haywards Heath South & Cuckfield – 15 new cases at a rate of 125 per 100,000 people

Hassocks, Keymer & East Hurstpierpoint – 7 new cases at a rate of 70 per 100,000 people

Haywards Heath West – 31 new cases at a rate of 257 per 100,000 people

Hurstpierpoint & Bolney – 15 new cases at a rate of 168 per 100,000 people

Haywards Heath East – 15 new cases at a rate of 189 per 100,000 people

Haywards Heath North East – 20 new cases at a rate of 176 per 100,000 people

Wivelsfield Green, Ditchling & Rodmell – 19 new cases at a rate of 199 per 100,000 people

Balcombe & Handcross – 14 new cases at a rate of 186 per 100,000 people

Chailey, Newick & Barcombe – 11 new cases at a rate of 137 per 100,000 people

Horsted Keynes, Ardingly & Sharpthorne – 9 new cases at a rate of 129 per 100,000 people